The much-awaited Solo: A Star Wars Story shows how Han Solo met his future co-pilot Chewbacca before the events in the original 1977 Star Wars. The film is the second anthology film after 2016′s Rogue One. The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.
Meet the characters from the film, here:
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Played by Harrison Ford, Han Solo is a pilot from the planet Corellia, who is depicted as the second owner of the Millennium Falcon after winning the ship from Lando Calrissian in events prior to the films. In the original film trilogy, Han pilots the Falcon, along with his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca, whereby both pilots became involved in the Rebel Alliance’s struggle against the Galactic Empire.
Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca
In the Star Wars Universe, Chewie was a Wookiee slave who Han freed when he saw Imperials about to kill him. However the two may meet, the relationship between Han and Chewie is sure to be a highlight of the film. Han will somehow save Chewbacca’s life, and earn the Wookiee’s eternal gratitude.
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian
Donald Glover is following in the footsteps of Billy Dee Williams as the younger Lando Calrissian. Given Han is destined to win the Millennium Falcon from Lando in a Sabacc game, they may not be on the best of terms over the course of the film!
Emilia Clarke is Qi’Ra
Marketing for Solo has put Emilia Clarke’s original character Qi’Ra front and center. Her backstory has been kept under wraps. Qi’Ra becomes Han’s first real friend, and the two stick together for a long time. Clarke has teased that “something must happen” between Han and Qi’Ra for her to disappear from Han’s life.
Woody Harrelson is Tobias Beckett
He’s the leader of a group of criminals who cross paths with Han, and Beckett seems to become a mentor/father figure to the young Solo.
Thandie Newton is Val
A member of Beckett’s team, Val has worked with this crew for quite a while before they cross paths with the young Han Solo.
Paul Bettany is Dryden Vos
Recruited by Ron Howard for the reshoots, Paul Bettany is playing the part of Dryden Vos, who he describes as an “intergalactic gangster.“
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